downgrade from Deluxe to Starter

somewhereinusa
somewhereinusa Member
edited January 2 in Before you Buy
I have Delux but don't really use anything but check register and one step update from my bank. Can I buy the cheaper starter version and still have those two things?

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  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Yes but if you don't renew Starter Edition it goes into read only mode and you can't even make any manual entries.  And it does have other limitations but you might not be using them.  Like it doesn't have Tags.  
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2020
    As @volvogirl stated, Starter Edition goes into READ-ONLY mode when the subscription expires, so you need to stay with Deluxe.  When Deluxe's subscription expires, you just lose some of the screen space to Nag panel, see this thread: Expiration-Vote
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  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited December 2020
    Am I missing something? The OP uses OSU and therefore would need to keep the subscription active regardless of product level. So read-only mode would not be a consideration. If other features they use are not missing from Starter, I think it would be fine to downgrade.
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2020
    RickO said:
    Am I missing something? The OP uses OSU and therefore would need to keep the subscription active regardless of product level. So read-only mode would not be a consideration. If other features they use are not missing from Starter, I think it would be fine to downgrade.
    The tendency is to warn about what problems one might have, instead of directly answering the question.

    @somewhereinusa for your purposes the Starter version will work.
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  • What is OTP?
  • RickO
    RickO SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    What is OTP?
    Sorry, weird auto correct. OSU - One Step Update.
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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    What is OTP?
    I believe that he meant OSU (One Step Update).
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  • Edsasso
    Edsasso Member
    Last year I also downgraded to Starter Edition and noticed that besides the inability to update my 401(k) investment account, which was expected, I can't even manually enter any more transactions to some accounts. Is there any way around this or just forget about some kind of retirement accounts?
  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Edsasso said:
    Last year I also downgraded to Starter Edition and noticed that besides the inability to update my 401(k) investment account, which was expected, I can't even manually enter any more transactions to some accounts. Is there any way around this or just forget about some kind of retirement accounts?
    Only by upgrading to Deluxe or higher.
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